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Ericson Sentenced 

A man from Aroostook County is going to prison for 17 years for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.57-year-old Eric Ericson was sentenced Wednesday for unlawful sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor.A jury in Caribou convicted him last week.The girl, who is not related to Ericson, told the court that Ericson had sex with her and forced her to touch him.Officials say the crimes, which took place in the town of Wade, started in march of 2003 when the victim was 11, and continued for the next three years.